Each project invites new faces and specialties as we continue to grow. Thank you to everyone who has helped make these projects possible. The following individuals have contributed to three or more productions with Final Spark.
Every day I chip away at more Ideas then I could ever complete. I am grateful to have found this amazing group of uniquely talented individuals. We have long road ahead as we work to improve efficiency and quality of production. Yet being surrounded by such flexible, positive, creative and committed people, makes the journey the best part of getting there.
I live on the southern Kenai Peninsula in the great state of Alaska. Making movies has been my dream for years. I can remember pretending film shoots from back when I was a pretty little kid. Around 2010, I began pursuing film full time and founded Standing Tide Productions in 2015. I was blessed to be raised in an amazing family of artists and art will always be a major part of my life.
Born and raised in Soldotna, Alaska. At the age of six I wrote an "about me" that I wanted to be a performer when I grew up. In 2012 I started my full time music lesson business, then In 2014 my life started to take a turn, as I made my stage directorial debut with Guys and Dolls Jr. I moved on to attend film school in L.A. and I craved the opportunity to build a local Alaskan team. in 2017 I connected with Aaron and suggested we try and work together for a local festival. We built a team and found ourselves writing, acting, and editing a short film in 24 hours. Those 24 hours showed us how well our team can work together, since then that idea has been tested and proven. I am so happy and blessed to be a part of the great team that is Final Spark.
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I’ve lived in Alaska my whole life and started getting into film making in 2015 when I bought my first drone. Ever since, I couldn’t get enough of filming and documenting my adventures around Alaska. I now make videos commercially and love to create impactful short films with the team over at Final Spark.
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I started making music one time. Now I'm a little better, but who knows. I'm 6ft tall, blonde hair, blue eyes, sometimes beard, but the beard is darker than my head hair usually in the summer. Call me, maybe.
Josh's positive attitude and flexibility make him the ideal production assistant. He is always ready to run, stay, hold, twist, turn, deliver, find, push, pull etc. all those extra somethings that need doing.
Michael Miller is a filmmaker who has grown up on the Kenai Peninsula and who has a passion for the filmmaking process. He has enjoyed collaborating on countless filmmaking projects throughout highschool and college, and is now focused on producing quality local films. He is a student of film theory and is fascinated by cinema and it's ability to connect people
Marissa is a transplant from Chicago to Alaska. She studied film in college, but credits her dad with teaching her what good storytelling really means. She started working with Final Spark in the Fall of 2017. In between chasing after her kids, she is constantly thinking of new characters to put on the screen.
I got into this because my roommates encouraged me to help and it turned out being a lot of fun. I enjoy doing the small things on the side, or being an extra, but mostly I look forward to watching the finished production
Hannah has been involved in theatre for over a decade but has only recently been involved in film thanks to the Final Spark team. She is able to bring the skills she picked up producing and performing in productions with Kenai Performers and Triumvirate Theatre to the local film industry.
Located in North Pole, AK. Calder Tozier started his interest in film making in 2012. Since then, after discovering a fascination with the ability to use Cinematography to influence the way people interpret ideas and think about stories, Calder has been working towards his longtime goal of becoming a Director of Photography. Apart from learning Cinematography through producing content alone he has been on crew for several short films primarily working in the Grip or Electric departments.